Spain's captain Ortiz scored twice against Bosnia and Herzegovina as he bids for a sixth European futsal crown ©Getty Images

Seven-time winners Spain started their UEFA Futsal Euro 2022 campaign in style as they cruised to victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina in Groningen, while debutants Georgia stunned Azerbaijan.

The MartiniPlaza in the Dutch city played host to both of Group D's opening matches, with Spain striking five times to ease past opponents making their first appearance on this stage.

The Spanish had won five of the previous six Championships before losing after extra time to Portugal in 2018.

It took just three minutes for them to open the scoring against Bosnia and Herzegovina as Raúl Gómez found the net, with Raúl Campos doubling the lead.

Josip Bošković halved the deficit for Bosnia and Herzegovina, but Sergio Lozano restored the two-goal cushion at the interval.

Spain's captain Ortiz, who has lifted the trophy five times in his career, added two further goals in the second half for a 5-1 full-time scoreline.

With Euro 2022 set to be his last major tournament, Ortiz is hoping to go all the way once again.

"I've always been proud to wear this shirt," he said.

"I'm going to make the most of every moment of this tournament, because I'm sure it's my last.

"We're not hiding.

"We've come here to win the title and to fight in every game."

In the day's earlier game, European Championship debutants Georgia staged a stirring comeback to beat Azerbaijan 3-2.

Azerbaijan had been the last team to win their first match at the finals when they defeated Hungary in 2010, and quick-fire goals from Rafael Vilela had Azerbaijan in control early on.

However, Elisandro and Arhil Sebiskveradze levelled the scores by the 27th minute, before the winner came from Thales from the penalty spot.

The second round of fixtures is scheduled to begin with Group A tomorrow.

Serbia play Ukraine with both seeking to bounce back from defeats in their first matches, followed by defending champions Portugal against hosts The Netherlands.